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Table 2 Malaria in pregnancy key words among 2,839 library items with the key words in the title*

From: The Malaria in Pregnancy Library: a bibliometric review

Indicator of pregnancy n % Indicator of malaria n %
Pregnant* (Trimester, gestation, HCG, risk group or vulnerable group withreference to pregnancy) 1,824 64.2 Malaria 2,241 78.9
Placenta 505 17.8 P. falciparum 555 19.5
Congenital 220 7.7 P. vivax 42 1.5
Birth (birth weight, birth outcome, childbirth, stillbirth, abortion, delivery,parturition, premature, preterm, newborn, neonatal, child-bearing) 195 6.9 Other species 47 1.7
Maternal 183 6.4 Anti-malarial (either word or anti-malarialdrug) 451 15.9
IPTp 162 5.7 ITN or net 82 2.9
Foetus/foetal (Embryo, developmental toxicity, offspring, reproductivetoxicity, teratogenic, in utero, trophoblast) 149 5.2 Insecticide 46 1.6
Antenatal/prenatal/perinatal/postpartum (puerperal, postnatal) 120 4.2 Other (e.g. Anopheles gambiae, VAR2CSA,haemozoin, malaria specific antibodies) 15 0.5
Cord 56 2.0  
Gravid (primigravidae, multigravidae) 47 1.7    
CSA only 24 0.8    
Breast milk 20 0.7    
Diseases characteristic for pregnancy, e.g. pre-eclampsia, HELLPsyndrome 5 0.2    
  1. Abbreviations: CSA chondroitin sulphate A; HCG human chorionic gonadotropin (a hormone produced during pregnancy); IPTp intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy; ITN insecticide treated nets.
  2. *An item can have more than one key word related to pregnancy or malaria in the title.